Pediatric ENT Services for Orland Park, Oak Lawn & Lemont, IL Patients
How your ear, nose and throat doctor in Orland Park, Evergreen Park, & New Lenox, Illinois can help your child.
Pediatric ear, nose, and throat is a specialty within a specialty because a child’s ear, nose and throat issues are treated differently than adult medical conditions. Because children’s structures are smaller than adults, children often experience symptoms which are more acute than an adult experience. Our physicians at Century Ear, Nose, & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery can help your child feel better fast.
These are just a few of the ear, nose and throat conditions our physicians can treat:
- Airway disorders and breathing problems
- Asthma and allergies
- Ear problems and hearing loss
- Speech and language difficulties
- Nasal and sinus problems
- Chronic tonsil infections
Allergies are one of the most common problems pediatric ENT specialists can treat. Initially, your child will be scheduled for allergy testing to determine the specific substances, called allergens, your child is allergic to. Allergy treatment can be in the form of allergy injections or sublingual immunotherapy.
Allergies may manifest in the form of an asthma attack, causing your child’s airways to narrow, which produces breathing problems. A sudden acute asthma attack can be life-threatening in children. Asthma is treated and managed with medications, inhalers, and breathing treatments.
Another very common pediatric condition is an ear infection. If an ear infection goes untreated, it can cause hearing loss. Ear infections are routinely treated effectively with antibiotics. In some cases, tubes are inserted into a child’s ears to promote draining of fluid and clearing of the ear canal.
Nasal and sinus problems, including sinus infections and sinusitis, can make it difficult for your child to breathe through the nose. These problems can be effectively treated with prescription strength antihistamines, decongestants and other medications.